It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Marylou Benjamin, a beloved daughter, mother, grandmother, and sister. Marylou peacefully left this world on July 18, 2023, leaving behind cherished memories that will forever live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved her.
Marylou was born on May 12, 1946, to parents Mary and Charles Niles. From her earliest days, she embodied a spirit of warmth, compassion, and determination that would guide her throughout her life.
In her professional career, Marylou thrived as the Vice President of Customer Service for Macy's, where she dedicated herself to ensuring the utmost satisfaction of customers. Her unwavering commitment to excellence, coupled with her natural ability to empathize and connect with people, made her an invaluable asset to the company and earned her the respect and admiration of her colleagues.
While Marylou excelled in her career, her true joy and fulfillment were found within her family. She was a devoted and loving mother to her son, Jason Benjamin, who brought immeasurable happiness to her life. Marylou warmly welcomed her daughter-in-law, Kelly Benjamin, into the family, embracing her as a beloved member. As a doting grandmother, Marylou adored her grandchildren Ian Benjamin and Katelyn Howell, relishing in the opportunity to shower them with love, wisdom, and laughter. Her family was the heart of her world, and her love for them knew no bounds.
Marylou was very active in her local AA, both in Cincinnati and Wadsworth. She possessed an innate ability to brighten any room she entered, spreading joy and positivity to all those fortunate enough to cross her path. Her generosity knew no bounds, and she was always ready to lend a helping hand or offer a listening ear. She touched the hearts of many and will be remembered as a true beacon of love and compassion.
Marylou's memory will be forever treasured by her son, Jason and his wife Kelly, and grandchildren, Ian and Katelyn. Her sisters, Jody Williams, Kathleen (Jim) Novy, and Janie Conrad, will hold onto the memories of their shared adventures, secrets, and unwavering support. She will also be remembered by her extended family, dear friends, and the countless lives she touched throughout her journey.
Marylou's departure has left an emptiness in the lives of her loved ones and all who knew her. Still, her spirit will continue to shine brightly through the memories she leaves behind. Let us remember her with love, celebrating a life well-lived and a heart that touched so many.
It was Marylou's wish that no memorial service be held. She asked that you all remember her by the best experience you had together.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that you donate to the charity of your choice or use the link above to plant a tree in her memory.
May Marylou's soul find eternal peace and may her memory forever be a blessing to us all.
(authored by family)